POC Athlete Daniel Dhers Is Two for Two in the 2008 Mountain Dew Tour

On the heels of last months Panasonic Open win, POC team rider Daniel Dhers, of Buenos Aires, clinched his second BMX Park win of the 2008 Mountain Dew Tour.
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(Portsmouth, N.H.) - On the heels of last months Panasonic Open win, POC team rider Daniel Dhers, of Buenos Aires, clinched his second BMX Park win of the 2008 Mountain Dew Tour. The Right Guard Open in Cleveland, OH is the second stop on the 4th Annual Action Sports Dew Tour (AST).

Dhers posted the highest score of the day last Sunday. To ensure his overall victory by hitting a total of four 720s in his first run, a no handed corked 720, and his patented no-footed can-can to late tail whips. Other competitors like, Mike Spinner and Rob Darden gave Dhers a run for his money with a quadruple tail whip and a fast bar spin transfer into the spine from the Nike 6.0 sub, but in the end had to settle for second and third place.

"As the season continues, I am starting to feel more comfortable and confident with my tricks," says Dhers. "I am really stoked with the way things are going right now, especially since the X Games and Wendy's International Open (third stop of the Dew Tour) are right around the corner."

Dhers, 22, was born in Caracas, Venezuela and has been biking for close to 10 years. He came onto the competitive BMX Park scene approximately 2 years ago. His unwavering dedication has lead to continual victories and a steadfast reputation as a top competitor on the Mountain Dew Tour. In 2007, Dhers won 3 out of 5 AST Dew Tour stops, the Dew Cup BMX Park overall, the X-Games 13, and the Masters in Germany.

Dhers wears POC's Receptor+ helmet, a multidiscipline helmet that meets the diverse certification requirements needed for a variety of different disciplines. The helmet can be used for snow sports, biking, skateboarding, and water sports.

"It has been great to watch Daniel consistently improve from one competition to the next," comments Jarka Duba, CEO of POC USA. "Daniel seems to be peaking at the perfect time and I am really excited to see him turn it on as the season progresses."

Next stop on the Dew Tour is the Wendy's International Open in Portland, OR, August 21-24, 2008.

For more information, contact: Jessica Smith at Backbone Media, LLC jsmith@backbonemedia.net or 970-963-4873

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